CEDAR TREE ACADEMY POLICIES

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Cedar Tree Academy Dress Code

Cedar Tree Academy requires each student to be in full uniform daily. Our uniform consists of a deep green collared polo shirt embroidered with the school logo.

  • For girls: khaki pants, skirt or shorts.
  • For boys: khaki pants or shorts.

Students are required to wear their shirts tucked in. Also, a brown or black belt and shoes are required.

Shoes need to be totally enclosed; no sandals or “mules”.

Wellness Policies On Physical Activity and Nutrition  

            

CTA Public Charter School wellness Policy

Cedar Tree Academy Attendance Policy

Research studies in education show that school attendance is a major factor affecting student achievement. Parents, guardians, and students must adhere to the attendance policy and procedures below and should refer to the school calendar, when scheduling appointments and vacations.

Attendance Policy Guidelines allow for three (3) or fewer unexcused absences per month and seven (7) or fewer excused absences per month. Parents should notify the school if a child is going to be absent or late for the day. Students presently enrolled are considered lawfully absent (Excused Absence/Tardies) from school, including absence for any portion of the day, only under the following conditions:

a. Illness or injury of the child or the child’s family member which requires hospitalization or bed rest.

b. Physician or dentist appointment.

c. Infectious disease or parasitic infestation

d. Funeral service, memorial service, or bereavement upon the death of the child’s family member.

e. Life-threatening illness or injury of the child’s family member.

f. Compliance with a court order (e.g. visitation, subpoena).

g. Special educator or related services as defined in 10 U.S.C. 1401 (2004) for the child’s disability.

h. Observance of a religious holiday or service, because the child’s or parent’s religion forbids secular activity on the instructional day.

i. Extraordinary circumstances beyond the control of the child and the child’s parent.

A note that explains the reason for the child’s absence must be sent following each absence.

After seven excused absences, someone other than the parent such as a doctor must document the excused absence.

Excessive absence is defined as seven (7) or more unexcused absences. Excessive absence will result in a mandatory attendance conference. Ten (10) or more unexcused absences will result in an Educational Neglect Report submitted to the District of Columbia’s Child & Family Service Agency.

a. Three (3) or more unexcused absences and/or unexcused t ardies will result with a phone call and letter home.

b. Three (3) consecutive unexcused absences will result with a phone call to parent, guardian and/or emergency contact. If parent, guardian and/or emergency contact cannot be reached, CTA will contact Metropolitan Police Department to have them complete a safety/wellness check to ensure student’s safety.

c. Five (5) unexcused absences and/or unexcused tardies will result with a phone call, letter and mandatory attendance conference.

d. Seven (7) unexcused absences and/or unexcused tardies will result with a phone call, letter and Educational Neglect Report submitted to the District of Columbia’s Child & Family Service Agency.

e. Ten (10) unexcused absences will result with a letter, mandatory attendance conference and a second Educational Neglect Report submitted to the District of Columbia’s Child & Family Service Agency. Your admissions will be terminated from the program.

f. Trips and vacations are not considered lawful excuses and student’s absences will be coded “Unexcused Absence”.

The GREEN TEAM is our reward system, which recognizes school success: attendance, uniforms and behavior. On Fridays, students will receive a certificate and reward from the Principal’s treasure box. Please help your child earn GREEN TEAM recognition; see the rubric below.  With your help, we will work together to ensure a successful school year!

THE GREEN TEAM RUBRIC

Attendance Requirement

On-time and present (the entire day) 4 out of 5 days

Uniform Requirement

Must be in the complete school uniform, logo shirt and khaki bottom

Behavior Requirement

Must have earned green for positive classroom behavior 4 out of 5 school days and 3 out of 4 school days (holidays)

 

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